Scary Monsters [Blister] [Remaster]

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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David Bowie must have looked back on the '70s proudly, admiring his edifice of good music and fame; but he didn't sit still for long. Amid stage appearances and preparation for movie roles, the singer released Scary Monsters in 1980. Robert Fripp returns with his guitar to play on several songs and even Pete Townshend appears on "Because You're Young." The title track competes with the best of the first wave of New Wave, while "Ashes to Ashes" creates an eerie, spacey part two to "Space Oddity" with blipping keyboards, plucking bass and an appropriately detached vocal by Bowie. As with several previous songs, like "Heroes" or "Changes," Bowie makes sharp social comment with "Fashion." Remastered and enhanced, this album becomes even more of a signpost in a career with many directions.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352189502

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

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Scary Monsters [Blister] [Remaster]

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352189502


Title Track Time
1.It's no Game (pt. 1) --
2.Up the Hill Backwards --
3.Scary Monsters --
4.Ashes to Ashes --
5.Fashion --
6.Teenage Wildlife --
7.Scream like a Baby --
8.Kingdom Come --
9.Because You're Young --
10.It's No Game (pt. 2) --

Editorial Notes

This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, keyboards); Tony Visconti (guitar, background vocals); Pete Townshend, Robert Fripp, Carlos Alomar, Chuck Hammer (guitar); Roy Bittan (piano); Andy Clark (synthesizer); George Murray (bass); Dennis Davis (percussion); Lynn Maitland, Chris Porter, Michi Hirota, Hisahi Mura (background vocals). Recorded at The Power Station, New York, New York. Fresh off his Berlin trilogy (LOW, HEROES, LODGER), David Bowie released SCARY MONSTERS, an album that continued the cool, detached, electronic-flavored sound he'd been experimenting with on the aforementioned records. Robert Fripp's distinctively angular guitar style contributes greatly to the resulting Kraftwerk-flavored funk of "Fashion" and the jittery paranoia of the title track. Elsewhere, Bowie updates the saga of Major Tom with "Ashes to Ashes" and turns to Tom Verlaine for the new wave nihilism of "Kingdom Come" which also features Fripp on guitar. Robert Fripp was far from the only great guest invited to play on SCARY MONSTERS. Pete Townshend's swirling guitar on "Because You're Young" made it an underrated classic in Bowie's canon. SCARY MONSTERS proved to be David Bowie's last musical effort for a while as he spent the next three years pursuing a career in acting before returning to the studio in 1983 to record LET'S DANCE.
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